Peirone Prize Winner — Virla Spencer

When Virla Spencer visited district court on work business one day this summer, a woman she didn’t recognize reached through the clerk’s window and grabbed her arm. “I love you

Peirone Prize Winner — Keith Kelley

They call the kids “dreamers.” They’re a class of seventh graders from Lidgerwood Elementary, selected by nonprofit Reach for the Future when they were in second grade to receive col

Peirone Prize Winner — Keirsten Hess

As several white-haired veterans file into the dining room, Keirsten Hess kneels to greet each one, crouching down beside their wheelchairs to offer hugs and whisper warm welcomes into their ears.

About the Peirone Prize

Welcome to our 13th annual Give Guide and our fourth Peirone Prize awards. The Peirone name (pronounced “Purr-ohn”) is dear to The Inlander ” Joe and Alice Peirone were my grandparents, an

Play On

The screeching of the saw can be heard all the way down the hall. Upon entering the workshop, the amount of colorful wooden creations hanging from the ceiling and displayed on shelves overwhelms the s

Voices for the Voiceless

Ask Greg Terhaar anything about Western civilization ” the Peloponnesian Wars, the Congress of Vienna, both Roosevelt presidencies ” and he will fill you in, passionately and articulately, on all the

Still Sequestered

In a Southern drawl, homeowner Richard Tennant reels off the long list of medical travails that put him on disability. “It’s pretty complex,” Tennant says. “Thirteen stents, had

Give Smarter

If you had a dollar for every charity that wants your donation, you’d be rich ” but still not rich enough to support them all. So how do you choose? With reports about lavish CEO pay and warning

Bart Mihailovich

If you are what you eat, and you eat a fish from the Spokane River, then you’re flame-retardant. Or you’re Viagra. Or some cancer-causing compound, or any of a host of other nauseating thi

Korrine Kreilkamp

At her old job, Korrine Kreilkamp had a small office, with fluorescent lights and no window. For peace and quiet, she would close her door and turn on a lamp. No lamp is required in her new office,

Brent and Amy Hendricks

Brent and Amy Hendricks have been in business as long as they’ve been married. For three years, they’ve run the nonprofit Global Neighborhood, an organization devoted to aiding refugees. T

Heart of the Matter

Birthdays are a big deal when you’re a kid. The cake and the party are nice, but presents are usually the locus of excitement. So when Emily Kladar looks you in the eyes and, with a smile, says

Booking Agents

Michael Metters used to want to be an actor. That’s what he went to college for. But, as is the case with so many would-be-actors, that didn’t work out. So now’s he’s a self-em

About the Peirone Prize

Earlier this year, I wrote a cover story about my own grandfather, Joe Peirone. It was our family’s story and the story of Peirone Produce, but it seemed to take on a universal quality a lot of

Novel Giving

From providing make-up to the disadvantaged to making wishes come true for seniors to building community through art, these newly active charities are changing lives in novel ways.

Service with a Smile

Restaurant owners have enough to worry about. Are the forks clean? Is that fish fresh? Is my staff happy? Am I going to make money this month? It’s a high-stress, high-turnover business. But many restaurants (and other businesses) in Spokane master these details enough to ask the bigger questions, too: Am I supporting my fellow businesses? Am I giving back to my community? Am I making a difference?

Emily Paulson

Stylish blonde hair, dangly earrings, form-fitting pedal pushers, precarious heels. One night a week, I’d heard, she tends bar at the Satellite. An upper arm sports a ‘40s-style pin-up girl tattoo. She’s a former Lilac City Roller Girl, too: “One year,” she says proudly, “I won Hematoma of the Year.”

Ben Stuckart

Ben Stuckart is a professional asker. He has to be. Because the more people he asks for help — help in the form of checks with lots of zeros on them — the better off the entire city will be, he says.

Taylor Weech

Growing up in Spokane can be a drag. Ask anybody who did. Ask 20-year-old Taylor Weech, who was raised on the South Hill and went to Lewis and Clark High School. Sure, it’s cool when you&rsqu


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